Fuchsia: Google’s new operating system

Fuchsia: Google's new operating system

The Internet Search Engine giant, Google, keeps reinventing itself. Many operating systems have been developed by this giant in the past. In August of 2016, the news that Fuschia has been developed by Google hit the world of technology. Fuschia, an open source software is distributed for free and it is designed for high-end mobile phones, PCs, and tablets. ¬†Here is a little more about¬†Fuchsia: Google’s new operating system.

Before Fuschia was the Android and Chrome OS. It is not known for certain if Fuschia was designed to replace the Android, but one thing is certain, people expect it to solve some android -related issues. With the android, Google is at the mercy of chip makers as it tries to support the Linux Kernel prompting it to always request for an Android update.

While the Linux Kernel remains the bedrock of the Android and Chrome OS, Fuschia relies on a microkernel that goes by the name Magenta. Most of its writing is in the language C because it is meant for embedded systems.

Microkernel, upon which Fuschia is built, is derived from the words ‘Little Kernel’ (LK). The Little Kernel is licensed by MIT while the license of Fuschia is mostly under a 3-clause BSD license. With the license of the kernel being mixed, Fuschia which can be downloaded from its source repository also includes the license of each respective open source license.

The kernel of Fuschia comes with some user-space components which make the provision of libraries and utilities possible. Applications can be created using the libraries and toolkits found in the source repository under Fuschia.

Its logo, a symbol of infinity that is colored Fuschia, can be found at GitHub, an internet hosting service of the software repository.

As it stands now, no one really knows what Google has got up its sleeves. Google has not formally stated what Fuschia can do or will not do. All we have at present are several speculations by different groups. Before any conclusion can be reached, Google has got to make a formal announcement or else the vacuum will always loom large.

There is every likelihood that Fuschia might just be an experiment by Google. By holding out on making a formal announcement, the company stands to lose nothing if the project does not meet the expectations of the general public. What people want now more than ever, is an operating system that will be far much better than the android. Perhaps with Google not being too sure if Fuschia will be the solution that people seek, it is best that it does not make a formal announcement that will bind Fuschia to it.

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